Filmmaker Priyadarshan movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi

Dubai: Filmmaker Priyadarshan has arrived in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi to shoot his next film, a Malayalam comedy starring superstar Mohanlal, which will be the first Indian movie fully filmed on locations in the Emirates.

Priyadarshan, who has 81 movies under his belt including the 2008 National Award winner `Kanjeevaram`, said that the film, a UAE-India joint venture, will depict the beauty and grandeur of the Emirate`s landscape and culture.

"Abu Dhabi is untouched by the global film industry. I want to show the world its magnificence and richness," the director told the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The film, `The Arabian, the Camel and Madhavan Nair`, starring Mohanlal, Laxmi Rai and Bhavana, is being produced by the Ashok Kumar- Jamal Al Nuaimi- Naveen Shashidharan trio under the banner Jancos Entertainment, a statement released today said.

Priyadarshan thanked the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) for supporting him in his new venture. ADFC, launched by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) promotes Abu Dhabi as a new filming location for the global film industry.